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Testimony of a Traitor 

The crew returns to Earth. Buck is put on trial for helping a group that may have had a hand in the nuclear war that devastated Earth in the 20th Century.


Bernard McEveety


Glen A. Larson (developed for television by), Leslie Stevens (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gil Gerard ... Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
Erin Gray ... Colonel Wilma Deering
Thom Christopher ... Hawk
Jay Garner Jay Garner ... Admiral Efram Asimov
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Dr. Goodfellow
Ramon Bieri ... Commissioner Bergstrom
William Sylvester ... Lt. General Preston Myers
David Hooks David Hooks ... General Arnheim
Walter Brooke ... U.S. President
John Milford ... Air Force General
Felix Silla ... Twiki
John O'Connell John O'Connell ... Major Peterson
Thomas Bellin Thomas Bellin ... Crawford
Buck Young ... Brigadier General Biles
Carl Reindel Carl Reindel ... Air Force Sergeant


The crew returns to Earth. Buck is put on trial for helping a group that may have had a hand in the nuclear war that devastated Earth in the 20th Century.

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Release Date:

9 April 1981 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)| Color (technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Uniform And Shoulder Patch Crawford Is Wearing Is That Of The U.S. Forestry Service. See more »


The computer screen of the ship chasing Buck has the words "High Score" at the bottom of the screen. See more »

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A compelling episode.
20 May 2008 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Last seen in the episode 'The Crystals', the Optical Engram Imager (OEI) is an impossibly sophisticated machine that is used to probe the mind and visualise distant memories on a monitor. When a war crimes prosecutor accuses Buck of being directly responsible for the holocaust that almost wiped out the human race, his only hope is to pop on the OEI and trawl his subconscious for any evidence that might prove his innocence.

Totally unlike any of the episodes that have preceded it, Testimony of a Traitor is a surprisingly gripping tale that manages to be intriguing, suspenseful, and exciting, as well as rather enlightening, by showing some of the events that led up to the destruction of Earth's civilisation in the 20th Century. Not only are viewers treated to the tense courtroom drama of Buck's interrogation, but we also get to enjoy a space battle, some welcome action on Earth, Hawk deploying his spacecraft's talons (for the first time since the beginning of season two), and Erin Gray back in her sexy Spandex outfit.

This episode also sees lucky old Buck finally getting a full-on juicy lip-lock from Wilma: something worth waiting 500 years for!

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